Lumbering forward the large creature covered ground. Such large legs and such a long stride ate away at the distance between it and the group it had left. They were simple creatures, they moved in a straight line for the most part. If something was in there way they went around it or through it. In this area the only thing to impede their progress would be the various stalagmites, stalactites, and broken rocks the littered the terrain. There was nothing they couldn't overcome with their sheer size. The deep underground area was larger than anyone could fathom, much like the endless desert high above. But unlike the sandy wasteland there lurked many more of it's kind, the gargantuan hollow. Thus was it named the Menos Forest. Such knowledge was wasted on the creature hunting for the group. This place could be called Candy Land, or the Land of the Lost, useless titles that hid the truth of what it was: a feeding ground. It was a savage jungle where predators became prey to other predators. Eat or be eaten, and every moment you had to look out for a possible threat. That was unless you were on the top of the food chain. The hollow once called Stratus was slowly working his way up said food chain even if it didn't realize it. His hunger was the key, the need to feed would drive to new heights.
But such things weren't the creatures mind as it continued it's course. There was only the return of the strange feeling the eating of other menos gave it. A new addiction that it could not deny with it's primitive mind. In the distance shapes could be seen. From the distance it could feel their energy as a dog would sense something by smell. It could feel the other menos grande, and it mouth literally began to water in anticipation. Excitement bubbled up in the monster as it drew closer and closer. They group moved at a leisurely pace, but the one hunting them was now moving at run. The gap closed and the hollow's excitement rose even higher. With the growing excitement came the rising of it's impatience. Rage from the beast was usually reserved for when it had been hurt by another, again another rare occurrence. Without thinking it funneled it's energies towards it's mouth and an orb of crimson light quickly formed. The violent energy swelled in size as his mouth opened wider. The next moment the front of the orb released it's payload. The air sizzled as cero rushed at the group of menos and exploded knocking them to the ground. Not even hesitating he moved on the now disorientated group. He was on him like a lion on his downed prey, biting into the flesh like a fresh apple. A juicy apple at that. The other menos screamed in pain as the warm feeling worked through the attacker's system. Nothing could compare with this feeling, this joy. Joy? It stopped moving as if struck by a stray bolt of lightning. The odd feeling of before had returned with the bliss of eating. In the strange stupor it had finished eating the head of the creature before it.
A roar roused it from the half lucid state, the other hollows were now standing and quite furious. A couple of the creatures hadn't survived the initial blast of it's cero. Those that survived didn't make it through untouched. Three towering monsters burned, bruised, and full of rage. The mismatched numbers did little to deter him he wanted more, needed more. They were all surprised when he uncharacteristically jumped at them. With a mighty heave he had pushed his massive frame off the ground and body-slammed into two of the trio. His left hand smashed into the face of one menos as it's mouth opened to bite into the skull of the other. The nails pierced the mask of the monster and gave a cry of great pain as it's mask crumbled. As for the other menos it was more fortunate as the it's death was rather quick and painless. The mouth closed taking a chuck of the others' head instantly. Again came the rush and thrill it sought. The third's confusion was short lived as a began to charge a cero at it's mouth. It was a last recourse against such an attacker, not even concerned with it's own safety with launching an attack at close proximity. Sensing the pulsating energy hollow stopped mid bight and lashed out with it's hand. There was a snap as the hand cleaved the other menos' feet off and it fall backwards it's hands reach for the empty air. In it's shock the cero launched from it's mouth. The red light arched into the darkness only to hit some hanging rocks and exploded. A hail of rocks the size of a stretch limousine fell from the dark sky. Many of which slammed the hollow as he continued his meal. Such blows did nothing to it's massive frame it didn't even turning around. The second menos was already being eaten as the third tried frantically to stand. MEAT came the thought. The feeling no longer startled the monster is filled his gullet. Slowly it stood and walked to the only other menos still moving. The large foot slammed down on the wiggling arm and another in the middle of it's chest. There was a gleam in it's eyes that wasn't there before, a malicious light that sent a feeling of fear in the beast. Stratu's mouth opened wide as it slowly bent down over the doomed creature.
"MEAT" Came the growling voice before it's fang like teeth sunk into the monster and took the first bite.